Ki May 13 @ 7:39pm
Hackers (boosting service, why so many of them?)
google csgo rank boosting
there is at least a page of different website offering this service.

Is there anything we can do to combat it?
seems like they getting a lot of money from it and buying accounts with no problem.

We probably cant ban people who get boosted, but what can we do?
IP ban? (perhaps changing ip is easy,but might make it harder)

I think its time to bring this problem to light and see what the community can come up with.
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Obviously assassination is the only answer.
EdgeG. ✝ May 13 @ 7:57pm 
I've also heard about these, many times. I honestly don't see the reason of boosting... they would get high rank then play vs players they wouldnt even be able to play against then eventually get fed up and quit.
-FwG- ^ speed May 13 @ 8:02pm 
I have seen whole forums just for boosting services. What these idiots getting boosted don't seem to think about, if you are not good enough to get rank you are not good enough to keep it. lol what idiots.
Ki May 13 @ 9:06pm 
the problem is still the booster.
I notice steam guard can recognize PCs.

Maybe ban PC instead of IP/steam ID?
steam ID is cheap, IP is free
But PC? might cost them $200+ cheapest

What do you guys think?
Wirbel May 13 @ 10:48pm 
Originally posted by Ki F.A.E:
the problem is still the booster.
I notice steam guard can recognize PCs.

Maybe ban PC instead of IP/steam ID?
steam ID is cheap, IP is free
But PC? might cost them $200+ cheapest

What do you guys think?

Ban MacID's? That sounds like a good idea, but even those can be spoofed I think. It's still best to just ban accounts.
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Stnmn May 13 @ 10:56pm 
Originally posted by MassMyrrhDuh:
Originally posted by Ki F.A.E:
the problem is still the booster.
I notice steam guard can recognize PCs.

Maybe ban PC instead of IP/steam ID?
steam ID is cheap, IP is free
But PC? might cost them $200+ cheapest

What do you guys think?

Ban MacID's? That sounds like a good idea, but even those can be spoofed I think. It's still best to just ban accounts.
You just go into your network options and change it...
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Wirbel May 13 @ 10:59pm 
Originally posted by Stnmn:
Originally posted by MassMyrrhDuh:

Ban MacID's? That sounds like a good idea, but even those can be spoofed I think. It's still best to just ban accounts.
You just go into your network options and change it...

I mean the ID of the card itself. Anyways I don't know about that, just "adding" to the convo lol.
RunarM May 14 @ 1:40am 
Boosting is stupid anyways, just means you will play against people who are far better than you and you will not have a good time.
McKenzie May 14 @ 1:45am 
Originally posted by Ki F.A.E:
the problem is still the booster.
I notice steam guard can recognize PCs.

Maybe ban PC instead of IP/steam ID?
steam ID is cheap, IP is free
But PC? might cost them $200+ cheapest

What do you guys think?
yeah, im sure Valve as a business would gladly support that. especially since that takes a customer away from them completely, and possibly drives the banned person away from Steam.

face it, Valve makes money from cheaters. probably a lot more than they do from legit players.
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just opened a thread about this yesterday..
http://steamcommunity.com/app/730/discussions/0/558755530569354378/

it's not like the community doesn't know, it's more like VALVE doesn't want to spend a lot of money to prevent cheating...
Ki May 15 @ 5:57pm 
It does not have to be a lot of money to further prevent cheating.
Also, I agree that cheaters will re-buy account and valve will make more money from them than non-cheaters.

imo, having a required client open (like esea) but what it does is only taking a screenshot randomly. (once through out the game) and send to admin in salary might be a good idea.
Ki May 24 @ 7:38pm 
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198134420148/

played againts this guy, 100% walling. What i mean is, 5 of us is leg eagle master. and we know he is cheating. He went 44-4 while next team mate is 10 frag (not that score matters) and I even give him benefit of my most doubt by watching demo. Kid wall since warm up.

I kinda want to see how long does it take for the kid to get banned, because he already made it to GE ;)

downloaded the demo for those who doubts, not that i might care enough to send it. Just might be pretty cool to see how long does it take for one to get banned.
dos_equis May 24 @ 7:47pm 
Can you upload the demo to dropbox?
DaZZ (aka Siege Face) May 24 @ 7:48pm 
if they want to play with people 10000x better than them let them...it not hurting anyone but themselves.
Ki May 24 @ 8:17pm 
Not sure if this work but there is this code.
After you download your own match, then click on downloaded tab -> click on green arrow -> showscoreboard. On the bottom it says match sharing code. So I am guessing this allows other to download the match. His ingame was "goodnight moon"

match sharing code:
steam://rungame/730/76561202255233023/+csgo_download_match%20CSGO-4E5kF-ZVnx6-uHEhL-BQFjU-7vDuA
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